Several federal laws prohibit discrimination in the workplace says Dallas Employment Lawyer Keith Clouse of Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP, Dalla, Texas.
Dallas, Texas – WiredPRNews.com –Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin (“Title VII”). The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects workers who are age forty or older from discrimination. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities.
Under Title VII, the ADEA, and the ADA, it is illegal for employers to discriminate in: hiring and firing decisions; compensation; layoff decisions; job advertisements; testing; recruitment; training, fringe benefits; retirement plans; disability leave; or other terms and conditions of employment. Employers and their employees are also prohibited from harassing an individual or from retaliating against a person for filing a charge of discrimination, participating in a discrimination investigation, or opposing discriminatory practices.
An employee who is discriminated against may be entitled to relief, including: back pay, promotion, front pay, reinstatement, reasonable accommodations, and attorneys’ fees. Punitive damages may also be available where an employer intentionally discriminated against an individual.
To speak with an employment law attorney regarding employment discrimination, contact the employment law attorneys at Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP at [email protected]